Until February 24, the Charity Fund of the Kyiv School of Economics KSE Foundation took care of education and science, supported students and professors. After the start of the full-scale invasion, the KSE Foundation reorganized its work and accumulated forces to assist the Army and provide humanitarian support to Ukrainians. However, the educational DNA of the KSE Foundation remains, so ensuring quality education even in times of war is a priority of the foundation. One of the projects to achieve this goal, which is implemented by the KSE Foundation, is the All-Ukrainian program to provide schools in Ukraine with reliable shelters.

As part of the all-Ukrainian program, dozens of educational institutions have already been provided with comfortable and modern shelters, as a result more than 7,000 schoolchildren have returned to offline classes. The goal of the project is to equip 300 school shelters.

Successfully implemented case: Zavodskyi Lyceum, Sumy region. Benefactor – JSC Farmak (the Ukrainian pharmaceutical market leader based on the sales of medicinal products in monetary terms). 

The floor was tiled, ventilation was upgraded, the lighting was completely replaced, painting work was carried out, fire doors were installed and comfortable benches were purchased to accommodate schoolchildren during air alarms.

The school is located 20 kilometers from the enemy border and teaches 300 students.

The Zavodskyi Lyceum is  55 years old, and for the first time in that time closed its doors for such a long time – initially the school was closed due to the occupation of part of the region, and after the departure of the enemy, the schoolchildren could not return to their desks due to the lack of shelter. After setting up the KSE Foundation shelter, the students returned to offline learning.